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Burglaries

Please be aware that there are occasional burglaries being reported in the Highfield area. These have been carried out by smashing of patio doors or windows, with small electricals being targeted. The most recent were in Nile Road and Roselands Gardens. These are all student house burglaries so far but we would urge all residents to be extra vigilent and advise your groups and neighbours,...
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October Newsletter from Highfield Neighbourhood Watch Association Crimestoppers

Police are warning motorists to be careful when selling cars following the thefts of several vehicles over the past few months. I wrote about this a while ago when we had a similar spate, so please forgive me for this reminder! Perhaps the end of the summer prompts us to want a change of vehicle; it is easier than cleaning it out sometimes! Vehicles being offered for sale in a newspaper or...
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HINWA: Warning alert from Trading Standards – Loft and wall insulation

WARNING – This is a generic warning to all of Hampshire. Hampshire Trading Standards have been made aware of telephone calls offering wall and loft insulation. We would suggest that residents do not show interest to any offers to quote or agreement to works, following this type of contact. To seek advice, please contact the National Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234. Trading Standards...
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Crimestoppers Bulletin from PC Simon Wright

Barely a day goes by that we don’t get emails inviting us to buy some form of medication, or invest in a get rich quick scheme or to buy a miracle cure. I have been lucky enough to win foreign lotteries I’d never even entered (although I’m still waiting for the enormous cardboard cheque and a celebrity on my doorstep making the presentation) and am a Prince in a far flung previously before...
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Building Bridges – A Joint Venture between HRA and Southampton University Students’ Union (SUSU)

The HRA is proud to have been awarded a generous grant from the Awards for All Lottery Fund for a Southampton Student Outreach programme, which is designed to encourage community engagement and cooperation between students and local residents in Highfield and surrounding areas. This application was supported by both the Police and Students’ Union and particular thanks are due to them both for...
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Highfield – the Village

The map of Highfield below, which appeared in a commemorative booklet by Martin Dedman entitled ‘Highfield Church 1847-1997: A Story of Growth, Change and Development’, shows that the boundaries of the parish of Highfield are more extensive than many people imagine. These boundary lines, however, have been hotly disputed over the years but, for our purposes, form a baseline for our historical...
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Claire Gilbert comments on Building Bridges joint venture

This is what Claire Gilbert, Vice President of Student Engagement, Southampton University Students’ Union, says about the Building Bridges Joint Venture with Highfield Residents Association: “Overall success will look like a harmonious community with partnership projects, tidy gardens and happy citizens. One of our core objectives this year is to help build on our current...
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